Shropshire

23 Apr 2018
Legal eagles from a Shropshire law firm scooped first and second place in a charity quiz raising funds for Severn Hospice. The event, organised by Shropshire corporate recovery firm BCR, drew teams of local accountants, bankers and lawyers to the Corbet Arms pub in Uffington, Shrewsbury. Staged to mark St George’s Day, the quiz tested their general knowledge of British sport, geography,...
Chocolate Milkshakes
18 Apr 2018
Chocolate milkshakes have been causing a real stir thanks to the latest ruling by HM Revenue and Customs. Francesca Hutcheson, from the tax planning team at Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants, in Shrewsbury, said the complexity of the current VAT system led to some unusual decisions.          “The latest case involved Nestle, who offer a range of milkshake drink powders in chocolate, strawberry...
18 Apr 2018
The man behind one of radio’s most played songs will be making his debut performance at Shrewsbury Folk Festival this year. Steve Harley and Cockney Rebel, who had Top 20 hits with Judy Teen, Mr Soft, Mr Raffles, Here Comes The Sun and their number one Make Me Smile (Come Up & See Me), will be one of the headliners on the first night of the festival on Friday August 24. Festival organisers...
ps shop up spring event shrewsbury
17 Apr 2018
PS Shop Up pops up again following its huge success in September 2017 when over 500 visitors, over 8 hours, popped in. Hoping to attract more visitors to the centre of Shrewsbury over an April weekend, PS Shop Up is running a spring event at Shrewsbury’s very first permanent Pop-Up location at No11 Fish Street. Artist and Founder of PS Shop Up, Sam Pooley-Stride, brings together a medley of...
10 Apr 2018
    An award-winning musician will host a free song writing workshop in Shrewsbury next month as part of a programme by Shrewsbury Folk Festival to get more young people involved in traditional music. Greg Russell, who won the BBC Radio 2 Young Folk Award in 2013 and the Horizon Award from the same source with Ciaran Algar on 2014, will deliver the session for 11 to 15-year-olds at The Hive in...
10 Apr 2018
People will be able to get an experience of life at one of Shropshire’s newest care homes at an open morning later this month. Montgomery House in Sundorne Road, Shrewsbury, will open its doors from 9.30am to 12.30pm on April 20. It will be an opportunity for neighbours, families and potential residents to see the facilities on offer and find out more about day-to-day life at the home. The 90-bed...
29 Mar 2018
Shrewsbury Folk Festival has kicked off a search for young musicians who want the opportunity to showcase their talents at the major music event. The festival is appealing for solo performers and groups aged 16 to 26 who live in Shropshire, Mid Wales, or the West Midlands to pitch for one of the places available on The Launchpad stage. The Launchpad is being sponsored by Midlands What’s On, the...
27 Mar 2018
A care home in Shrewsbury has won an award for the innovative and fun ways it encourages residents to eat well. Briarfields in Raby Crescent, a residential home for older people run by Coverage Care, scooped the 2018 Think Food award from the NHS Shropshire Clinical Commissioning Group. Think Food is a practical pathway to signpost care homes in the treatment of malnutrition with everyday food...
26 Mar 2018
  Loton Park season opener … The first event of the speed hill climbing season takes place at Loton Park, Shropshire’s premier motorsport venue, this Sunday and admission to spectators is totally free - and its no April Fool’s joke either – even though it will be Sunday 1st April! A wide range of classic, sports, saloon and racing cars will be competing against the clock up the tight and...
20 Mar 2018
Tax made simpler – but only for some New rules designed to simplify the tax collection process currently still only apply to two groups of taxpayers, despite being proposed almost three years ago. Martyn Bramwell, from Dyke Yaxley Chartered Accountants, in Shrewsbury, said HMRC’s Simple Assessment system was announced in former Chancellor George Osborne’s March Budget in 2015. “The idea was to...
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